February 17, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Douglas B.M. Ehlke to be a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April 27, 1991. He would succeed Robert E. Rader, Jr.
Since June 1978 Mr. Ehlke has practiced law in Federal Way, WA, specializing in civil litigation, labor law, and products liability. Since 1972 he has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma. Previously he was an attorney for Weyerhaeuser Co., 1971 - 1978. Since 1975 he has been a member of the board of directors of Good Shepherd Home of the West, a private long-term treatment facility for multiple-handicapped individuals in Terra Bella, CA.
Mr. Ehlke graduated from the University of Idaho (B.S., 1968) and the University of Chicago (J.D., 1971). He is married, has three children, and resides in Federal Way, WA. Mr. Ehlke was born November 18, 1945, in San Francisco, CA.